Pat Quinn http://northernpublicradio.org en Quinn Visits Marseilles After Evacuations http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-visits-marseilles-after-evacuations <ul><li><strong><em>Governor declares disaster area</em></strong><br><p></p><p></p></li><li><strong><em>Links to weather and flood information</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>Marseilles Elementary School closed</em></strong></li></ul><p>Governor Pat Quinn toured areas along the Illinois River in Marseilles. His visit also included stops in Ottawa and North Utica. He declared 44 counties disaster areas.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:29:28 +0000 WNIJ 28592 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn Visits Marseilles After Evacuations Quinn Signs Comm. College Tuition Bill http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-comm-college-tuition-bill <p>Governor Pat Quinn has <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=1864&amp;GAID=11&amp;GA=97&amp;DocTypeID=HB&amp;LegID=59053&amp;SessionID=84">signed a measure</a> that affects tuition rates at Illinois community colleges. The move is being praised by officials at Rock Valley College. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:23:06 +0000 Mike Moen 24908 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn Signs Comm. College Tuition Bill Judge Extends Order To Keep Two Illinois Prisons Open http://northernpublicradio.org/post/judge-extends-order-keep-two-illinois-prisons-open <p>An Illinois judge is citing "safety concerns" in his order keeping Governor Pat Quinn from moving forward with plans to close two Illinois prisons.</p><p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 20:38:58 +0000 Susan Stephens 19645 at http://northernpublicradio.org Judge Extends Order To Keep Two Illinois Prisons Open Quinn Supports Effort To Boost Illinois' Minimum Wage http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-supports-effort-boost-illinois-minimum-wage <p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn wants to raise the state’s minimum wage. His support comes as new census figures show more Illinois residents are living in poverty. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:41:22 +0000 Mike Moen & Amanda Vinicky 18842 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn Supports Effort To Boost Illinois' Minimum Wage Quinn Wants Illinois Government To Share More Data http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-wants-illinois-government-share-more-data <p>Illinois will step up the government data it puts online under an executive order issued by Governor Pat Quinn. The move comes even as Quinn is keeping information generated by&nbsp;his office under wraps. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:59:55 +0000 Mike Moen & Amanda Vinicky 18611 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn Wants Illinois Government To Share More Data Durbin Not Ready To Endorse Quinn http://northernpublicradio.org/post/durbin-not-ready-endorse-quinn <p>Illinois’ senior U.S. Senator is holding off backing Governor Pat Quinn for reelection. Dick Durbin says he’ll wait to make sure Quinn’s actually planning to run in 2014. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:56:04 +0000 Mike Moen 18191 at http://northernpublicradio.org Durbin Not Ready To Endorse Quinn Governor Quinn Vetoes Plastic Bags Bill http://northernpublicradio.org/post/governor-quinn-vetoes-plastic-bags-bill <p>Governor Pat Quinn has vetoed <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=3442&amp;GAID=11&amp;GA=97&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegID=65044&amp;SessionID=84">a bill that would have required a plastic bag recycling program</a> in Illinois. Quinn says the measure would have restricted municipalities from adopting their own rules regarding the use of plastic bags. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 11:14:23 +0000 Mike Moen 17389 at http://northernpublicradio.org Governor Quinn Vetoes Plastic Bags Bill Clock Is Ticking For Governor Quinn To Act On Gambling Bill http://northernpublicradio.org/post/clock-ticking-governor-quinn-act-gambling-bill <p>Governor Pat Quinn has until Tuesday to act on the measure that would add five casinos in Illinois, including one for Rockford. The city of Chicago would also get a casino.&nbsp; Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:24:46 +0000 Mike Moen 17205 at http://northernpublicradio.org Clock Is Ticking For Governor Quinn To Act On Gambling Bill Quinn lashes out at GOP over stalled pension effort http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-lashes-out-gop-over-stalled-pension-effort <p><font face="Arial" size="2">Gov. Pat Quinn issued a statement Friday evening regarding the General Assembly's inaction on comprehensive public pension reform. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 03:38:53 +0000 Mike Moen 16985 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn lashes out at GOP over stalled pension effort Enterprise zones extended in Illinois http://northernpublicradio.org/post/enterprise-zones-extended-illinois <p>Governor Pat Quinn toured Illinois Tuesday as he signed legislation that extends tax incentives for businesses within so-called enterprise zones. One of the stops was at the Chicago-Rockford International Airport. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 20:43:02 +0000 Mike Moen & Associated Press 16286 at http://northernpublicradio.org Enterprise zones extended in Illinois